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We photograph profiles head shots, products, company annual reports, management shoots, corporate events and commissioned portrait photography sessions.

Group Photo at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Event Group Photo at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Group Photo at Le Méridien, Kuala Lumpur Just a quick post today. I was covering an event at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur in Sentral this morning for the INCF event. I was asked to do a group photo for it so got to work. Part of a successful group photo is to feel at ease in front of a crowd of strangers and chat away in a good natured manner explaining what you need from them. Once they know you are wanting to make them look good people will work with you. Important when it is warm and muggyView full post »

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Food Photography Shoot in Episode Restaurant at Publika

Episode Restaurant in Publika is a fantastic place owned by Wolfgang. His vision is to provide great food at reasonable prices. Believe me, the food is AWESOME. They serve lobster just how I like it. The owner is a food importer for many hotels and restaurants and saw a niche market for providing quality food at affordable prices.  The photos below were shot using medium format PhaseOne and small format Sony A7 cameras. If you would like to know more their facebook page is here. BeautifulView full post »

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A Medical Drug Rehabiltation Center in Kuala Lumpur

The University of Florida contacted me to take photos of one of their post-graduate medical students at work in one of the drug rehab centres he has been working with since the middle of last year. It was sobering to meet people with HIV and Hepatitis C. I found my heart going out to them as they struggle, often alone except for the sterling service provided by the medical staff at these centres. I had to be very discreet with shooting due to the sensitivity. I am including on my web siteView full post »

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Behind the scenes at Asian Food Channels “Family Kitchen” with Sherson Lian

I was asked to take behind the scenes photos for a TV production called “Family Kitchen” starring Sherson Lian which is shown on the Asian Food Channel. The photo shoot was for 4 days and part of the brief necessitated shooting and moving quietly while the TV camera’s were rolling. I looked at my equipment and it was a no brainer that I leave the professional looking DSLRs at home and take my Fuji X-T1. Why the X-T1? Because it is quiet. In fact it is absolutely SILENT, whichView full post »

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A Musician Portfolio Shoot

Yuko was a violinist with the Malaysian Philharmonic (Dewan Filharmonik) who asked me to take some portfolio photos for her with her beautiful Testore violin as she was transferring over seas.  I occasionally ask to do photography for musicians and I love doing them. She also owns a really nice cat! For those who are interested: Nikon D3 and 85mm f1.4G. Shot on location in her apartment. Purrrrrrrr-fect Originally posted 2015-04-28 12:16:45.View full post »

The Delightful DJ Yoon from One FM Malaysia

DJ Yoon is a Chinese radio DJ (Mandarin stations) in Malaysia and I was taking photos with her in a studio for a local product shoot. Originally posted 2015-04-21 02:04:38.View full post »

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The Lovely Model Felixia Yeap during a Food Product Shoot

I spent a very pleasant morning with the Malaysian model Felixia Yeap. She was absolutely delightful and as a model very easy to work with. This was part of a product shoot and includes photos of Felixia in the kitchen and relaxing on a couch. Tips for girls wanting to be a model, feel relaxed in front of the camera and change poses quickly every time you hear the shutter click.   Originally posted 2015-04-21 01:17:43.View full post »

Fuji XT-1 APD high ISO Matchzsticks Valentines Day party at Happer's Pub Bar

Valentines Day Pub and Bar Photography at Happer’s

I was asked to shoot an “Anti-Valentines Day” singles get together at Happer’s Bar and Pub in Damansara Jaya near the Atria shopping Mall for Matchzsticks on Valentines day. It was a fun event and lots of singles got together to meet old friends and make new ones. Shooting was fairly challenging as it was mostly lit by candle light.  Due to this most of the photos below were shot between ISO 6,000 and 10,000 using the Fuji X-T1 with 56mm APD F1.2 and a Canon 5DMk3 with a 24-70View full post »

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Model Portraits with the Fujifilm X-T1 and 56mm F1.2 Lens

A couple of days ago I went out for a model shoot with my Fujifilm X-T1 coupled with the 56mm F1.2 lens attached. Both the camera and my model Jane were a pleasure to work with. I have been using the Fujifilm X-T1 alongside my larger Nikon and Canon SLRs at more and more weddings. It is a very light weight piece of kit. The big plus with Fuji cameras is the built in Astia, Velvia and black and white filter simulations. These were mostly shot as Astia.   Originally posted 2014-11-28View full post »

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Hartalega Nitrile and Latex Gloves Product Shoot

These photos are from a recent product photography shoot we did for Hartelega. Hartelega employs about 6,000 people and make 1 BILLION gloves per month, mostly for export. They are an OEM rubber glove producer for medical companies all over the world including Japan and the USA. The term “rubber gloves” covers both Latex and Nitrile glove materials. Nitrile gloves complement normal latex gloves as they are more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids** and are about 300%View full post »

Annual Report Photography for Hartalega

Unless you are in the industry, many people don’t know that Malaysia is well known worldwide for making rubber gloves for many international brands. I know I didn’t until we headed down to Hartalega to take photos for some of their managers and directors for their Annual Report. I will do some posting of our product shoot – in which I was the hand model! 🙂 – in another posting but for now lets see how great their managers look. These images were shot in their new officeView full post »

Annual Report Trophy and Award Photography

This is an ongoing project we are working on at present for an upcoming annual report. We are shooting on location and are bringing a full lighting set up and backgrounds on site. Being a photographer for trophies and awards has quite different challenges than photographing people. While there may be a lot more control over lighting, the reflections and transparency of the crystal and glass pose their own challenges. One of these is making sure the lettering is readable. White lettering on aView full post »

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

Photoshoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett I was contacted to provide a photo shoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett for the run up to the Miss Universe 2012 finals in Vegas in December. Part of the experience for each contestant are the photo shoots in evening gowns and swimsuits so we simulated this experience to help Kimberley for her build up. Most Miss Universe contestants are not professional models (but many go on to become one) so these types of shoots are valuable.View full post »

Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Fujifilm and Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Fujifilm asked us to do a corporate shoot for them at their Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya Office for the launching of their new product Astalift. Astalift is pretty much a house hold brand name in Japan, and ranks in the same stratospheric market of skin products as SK-II. I have personally used their gel and I can tell you it is really good stuff! Here is an info blurb from their web site: “Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare andView full post »

Tony Blair Visit to Malaysia

Tony Blair in Malaysia

Tony Blair was the guest of honour at a special dinner event in Kuala Lumpur. The event was low key, so not mentioned in many newspapers. We were chosen to be the photography team to cover the event. For those who don’t know, Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1997 to 2007. Originally posted 2011-11-01 16:39:01.View full post »

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Willis Insurance Conference in the Mandarin Oriental hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Willis Insurance conducted their worldwide conference in Kuala Lumpur bringing together Insurance expertise, Shipping Companies, Lawyers and Security consultants together for a very interestign conference. Photos from the sessions are below. Large Group Photos can be photographed using medium format equipment which renders superior images over normal DSLR cameras. Originally posted 2011-06-07 03:22:59.View full post »

Australia High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur

Australian High Commisioner in Kuala Lumpur

Australia High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur Sometimes you get asked to do a one off photo. I still can’t recall what this shoot was for but as you can see it was for the Australian High Commissioner and photographed outside the KLCC looking back towards the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Originally posted 2011-05-24 12:02:49.View full post »

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Transmarco Annual Company Dinner at Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel

I shoot for Transmarco (and other companies) for their company dinner and awards night. Transmarco are best known as the distributor of Hush Puppies. I have to say they have a fantastic creative team on board as every year they surprise me. This years concept was fancy dress with a fairy tale theme. Everyone put in a big effort to look great. The night included a magician, talent quest as well as awards for performance through out the year as well as best costume and act.  Whoever is workingView full post »

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Leona Lewis and the Veronicas

Stunning Leona Lewis and the Veronica’s were in Kuala Lumpur for a street party hosted by VW. They were in great form. Note this link will go to Face book. Leave a comment there and add me as a friend. Originally posted 2010-11-19 04:49:51.View full post »

Malaysian PM Dato Sri Haji Najib Tun Razak speech 1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

I was present at the launching of the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC and thought I would share some of the images here. The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and other senior members were present along with a delegation from China. There were great hopes on this day for great things to happen. Menara IMC Entrance to the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC Speeches Member of the China delegation gives his speech Malaysian PM Dato Sri Haji Najib Tun Razak Prime Ministers speech PrimeView full post »

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Acts School of Dance Ballet Concert

Some of the dancers were pros Many people know me as a wedding photographer ONLY. Well yes weddings are my passion, and it is the most “up front” and noticeable photography I do in Malaysia, however I also do a lot of corporate and commercial photography as well. These photos are from concerts I photographed for Acts School of Dance. The dance school is located in Plaza Damas. I have had a long history of shooting for them ever since 2007. I LOVE photographing the performing arts,View full post »

Arsene Wenger. Manager of Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger in Kuala Lumpur

Arsene Wenger’s visit in Kuala Lumpur was exciting for football fans in this country. We were selected as the official photographers. Arsene Wenger. Manager of Arsenal. Originally posted 2009-06-08 17:21:57.View full post »

Shoot for Top Gear Magazine of the Bufori Latoya in Kuala Lumpur

Top Gear Magazine reviews the Bufori LaJoya

Serious driving through the narrow twisting roads Top Gear and another auto magazine sent journalists to Kuala Lumpur to do write ups and a review the Bufori’s flagship La Joya. We took the team out to a kampung and let them loose so they could put the car through its paces and have some fun. Getting it’s tail to let go so it would drift the corners was made all the more exciting due to the narrowness of the road. Inspecting the car before heading off The Production line.View full post »

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Behind the scenes at Martin Yans Asian Favorites on the Asian Food Channel

Chef Martin Yan was in Malaysia to shoot a series of shows for the Asian Food Channel called Asian Favorites. The link to the show can be found here and you will see a lot more photos I took for them. I wanted to put up some of the behind the scenes photos on my web site as it goes to show all the behind people and work that goes into a TV show like this. Guest chefs on the show included Chef Datuk Fazley Yaakob and Vietnamese Chef Hoang Minh Nhat. On TV and movie sets anyone using a cameraView full post »

Corporate Shoot at ISTHMUS restaurant

Robert Khaw, owner of the Isthmus Restaurant   This shoot was done for an Australian magazine called “In the Black”. They wanted a shoot of Mr Robert Khaw the owner of ISTHMUS restaurant for one of their stories. Originally posted 2007-12-10 15:45:56.View full post »

Steven Kaplan and YB Idris Jusoh

Best Photographer I’ve Ever Known!

“Thank you for the photos. You are the best photographer I’ve ever known! You captured the joy and inner strength of everyone! Thanks again, Jackie” So read the email I just received. What a wonderful way to start my morning.  An overjoyed client, happy with the photos just sent half way around the world to the them. To set the record straight, I am not the best photographer in the world. I can only wish! Every photographer can, and will receive many emails or SMS messagesView full post »

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Prince Andrew the Duke of York at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew the Duke of York is visiting Malaysia currently and carrying out many of the diplomatic functions he does on a regular basis. This visit to Malaysia has a very heavy schedule and included visiting the war graves of troops who fought and died in the defense of Malaya. Monday evening he was scheduled to be the at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur to address the Alumni of the University of Huddersfield. The event was hosted by the BritishView full post »

interior design photography kuala lumpur

Interior Design Photography taken with the Fujifilm X-T1 and 10-24mm

Recently I was asked to do an interior design shoot for a show home that is going to be featured in a European home style magazine. I brought along a full frame DSLR mounted on a tripod with the intention of shooting tethered composites using multi-flash. However as the shoot developed, and due to both time and constraints on positioning of the camera I reached into my bag and pulled out my trusty Fuji-film X-T1 and mounted the the very handy 10mm-24mm F4 lens. This lens gives a ultra wideView full post »

Testing of Lighting for Shell Stations

Commercial and Industrial Photography

This commercial photography session was in a large factory owned and run by a large signage manufacturer in Nilai, Malaysia. If you are living in Malaysia you have no doubt seen their work before. Every Mercedes, Petron, Shell, Pizza Hut, KFC…well just about all the big companies who require signage use this company. Techniques used for these photos are subtle, as the location required “light painting” and multiple layered exposures to give quality images. Testing of LightingView full post »